The museum unfolds in a 1890 building that bears the signature of the great German architect Ernst Ziller. It is where the municipal market of Aegio was originally housed. This building of amazing aesthetics keeps findings from the geolithic to the late Roman years, mainly from the town of Aegio and other ancient cities of Aegialia.
Visitors will experience a complete composition, a great ensemble-the legacy of the land’s long history. The famous marble statue of the Small Herculaneum woman from Aegio is also exhibited here. It is a Roman copy of an original work of 320-310 B.C., on unknown origin. The valuable treasures of the Archaeological Museum are a good reason in their own right for visiting Aegio. However, there is also a multitude of findings that are not currently exposed but simply wait for the time to be installed in the showcases, so that they may also be admired by visitors.
This museum keeps the best for last… Its main exhibit is displayed in its last room. It is a huge statue of Zeus, Aegiochos Zeus patron of the ancient city, which was accidentally found during excavation works for the reconstruction of Aegio.
It should be noted that the exhibition is structured in a manner that makes visitors believe they are moving both in space and time, not merely as viewers but as witnesses of the historical development of the area.
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